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Social Science Research: Political Science

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The JCC Library offers good resources for research in the area of political science, whether you can come to the library or can only connect online

  • Print Books

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         Print books on political science are found in the J section of the library.  You will also find resources in the history sections ( D, E and F).

J Political Science
J General legislative and executive papers
JA Political science (General)
JC Political theory
JF Political institutions and public administration — General
JK Political institutions and public administration — United States
JL Political institutions and public administration — Canada. Latin America
JN Political institutions and public administration — Europe
JQ Political institutions and public administration — Asia. Africa. Australia. Pacific area
JS Local government. Municipal government
JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JZ International relations

E-Books for Political Science

 Use CannonCat to look up full text e-books. You can limit your search to just e-books by using the "change collection" pull-down.Follow these  instructions for logging into e-books.

There are also some good reference e-books available through the JCC databases.

Below are just a sample of the many excellent e-books on political science that you can access online.

Articles from JCC databases

Here are suggested databases for political science research. In addition, several other general topic databases may also provide good political science resources.

Primary Sources from JCC databases


Here are some suggested Internet sites related to the various aspects of Political Science including International  Relations and those views from the Right and Left. Thanks to librarian Diane Cockrell from Montgomery College for sharing this list.

Citizen Participation & Federal Government

Here are some Internet sites for you the citizen to find out information related to your voting rights and your federal government.

    This site provides a simple method for finding addresses of Senators, Congressional Representatives, and State Legislative Representatives.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Provides non-partisan information on current issues.
    This is the premier source on Congress. Look here for information on legislation, legislators, treaties, roll call votes, etc.
  • U.S. Government Manual
    "As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and exeuctive branches."
    This site is formerly known as FirstGov, is the primary portal for federal government information.

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